(Closed) Vent: In-Laws TMI

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
16194 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Whaaaaat. That’s waaay too much. I’d definitely request to just get the headlines and not a detailed play-by-play. You could try to give her a taste of her own medicine (oversharing about your lives), but that’s probably just encourage her and make it worse!

Post # 4
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The women in my family tend to do this too. I think it’s almost always a cry for attention and/or a way to get out of obligations. I can’t really offer any advice…just empathy!

Post # 5
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m sorry, I didn’t get past the part where a woman tells her 10 year old son about her past sexual partners. Whoa. Well, at least you have some entertaining anecdotes for your coworkers.

Post # 7
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My family is the opposite, they share nothing. People could have cancer or be on death’s door and will not mention. As in, my cat died and they didn’t tell me for months, just casually dropped into a convo about something else.

At the very least, you have a complete medical history to tell your doctor, LOL!

Post # 8
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

Ohhhh myyyy gosh. I mean, I by no means am private, but even for me, that is tooo much!

Post # 9
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh my, she might be related to my MIL!!!! If im not getting negative comments hurled at me its typically the “I need to go see the Dr About….”! That’s not even the worst, She has told me right in front of her son how scandalous women are, she then proceeded to say she cheated on his father numerous times and how stupid he was that he didnt know. I actually found that one to be a dig at me as she was trying to find some similarities between us?!? Long story short we just chose to see her on holidays and some weekends. I do have to say my Fiance’s relationship was hurt by him finally standing up to her but it needed to be done. With time we only hope she understands…

Post # 10
1583 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsBroccoli:  Idk, people in my family are super honest about everything too. It isn’t inappropriate, just different. Different strokes for different folks. Maybe stop being so judgey and embrace you future family.

Post # 12
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would not want to hear about those things! I hate it when people go into way more detail than necessary. Glad my parents don’t overshare. I do have an aunt that gives wayyy tmi. At family dinners (like Thanksgiving) she’d start talking about her pooping routines. I would instantly lose my appetite. Ugh. I stayed in a hotel with her once too, and she felt the need to tell me in detail about what happened in the bathroom that morning (I won’t go into more detail, but it was so gross), and then proceeded to tell me about how her husband (my uncle) loves blow jobs, but she doesn’t like giving them. It immediately gave a horrible mental image. I tried telling her it was Too Much Information and she would laugh as if I was joking. Hope your Mother-In-Law gets the point and stops telling you guys all that stuff!

Post # 13
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Why doesnt he say “seriously mom thats gross” and change the topic right then and there? Does he just sit there and let her go on about it? If he doe then its somewhat his own fault lol

My mom does this, but then I tell her about stuff as well.  Sometimes I do have to tell her, like thats gross stop it. 


Post # 14
1583 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsBroccoli:  I’m not really on board with my family but sometimes you just have to accept people for who they are (even if it’s annoying). You have to decide if it is more important to you to have harmony and a relationship in the future than to have to ignore tmi. I am a fan of keeping the peace so long as it isn’t an abusive situation. She sounds like she is a lot to deal with but not really someone I would ostracize. Plus your husband might think he’s on your side but grow to resent you if you make him be mean to his mother.

Post # 15
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

“Her son does NOT need to know the details of what is going on in her butthole.”

I’m sorry, but I laughed at that sentence. 

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